Effector provides 12 performance oriented effects that can be used one at a time. The large center X/Y pad (X/Y Parm knobs) can be linked to controllers for expressive control or used with a touch interface.
NOTE: Effector processes one effect at a time. You can load several Effectors to use multiple effects on the same channel.
From top to bottom, left to right:
Gain Controls (Top)
- GAIN - The left is INPUT gain and the right side is OUTPUT gain.
Modulation Controls (Left side)
- X / Y PARAM - These mirror the X/Y pad in the center. X is horizontal and Y is vertical position. They will control whatever two performance parameters have been used for the
selected effect (see below for details).
- BYPASS - When selected Effector is bypasses so the dry signal is heard. When the X/Y pad is used the bypass is automatically disabled until the control is released.
- DRY/WET - Mix between the DRY input signal and the WET effected signal. Generally this should be set to 100% wet (far right).
- BYPASS - Click this switch to permanently enable the selected effect. Momentary activation can be gained by clicking in the X/Y panel.
X/Y Pad (Center)
- When you click here the X PARAM and Y PARAM controls can be moved together from a single input (mouse, X/Y pad or touch). Clicking the X/Y pad automatically deactivates the BYPASS switch.
LFO Modulation Parameters (Right Side)
Down the right side of the plugin are the Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) controls. The LFO is control waveform that can be linked to control the X/Y parameters of the effects above via the
X MOD and Y MOD controls. In other words, automatically twist the X and Y parameter knobs for you. By selecting the Tempo switches and TEMPO multiplier knob you can sync this to the beat or put it
anywhere you like.
- Effects - There are 12 effects these include:
- DISTORT - Distortion. X - Distortion amount. Y - Tone control. Use this to convince the club owner you blew his speakers ;)
- LO-FI - Bit reduction. X - Sample-rate reduction amount. Y - Low pass filter cutoff frequency. Creates old-school low bit depth sounds (particularly at high X values)
reminiscent of gaming consoles.
- FLANGER - Flanging. X - Depth. Y - Feedback.
- PHASER - Phasing. X - Depth. Y - Feedback.
- FILTER - High and Low pass filtering. X - Left of center = Low pass filter cutoff frequency. Right of center = High pass cutoff frequency. Y - Resonance amount.
- DELAY - Delay/Echo. X - Feedback amount (echo strength) Y - Echo filtering.
- REVERB - Reverberation. X - Feedback. Y - Wet level (reverb amount).
- STEREO - Panning. X - Left/Right pan position. Y - Binaural effect level. Up/Down.
- TRANS - Trance / gating effect. X - Release time. Y - Drop level. The Tempo switches & TEMPO speed multiplier knob will determine the period. Use this effect to induce side-chain style pumping.
- GRAIN - X & Y - Not used. The Tempo switches and TEMPO speed multiplier knob control the grain size.
- VOX - X - Vowel sound (A,E,I,O,U). Y - Throat size. Creates human vocal resonance sounds.
- RING - X - Modulator frequency Y - Not used. Ring modulation multiplies the input (your music) with a sine wave oscillator (FM synthesis style).
Linking Effector to a Controller
These principles apply to any VST effect. In general, load your VST in Deckadance. Assign the VST parameters to Deckadance controls. Link the assigned decadance controls to your MIDI controller as follows:
- Open the VST panel.
- Select Effector. NOTE: If nothing shows you need to scan for VST plugins using the VST Plugins preferences. Effector is installed
in the folder you selected for VSTs during installation. You can re-run the installer if you need to see where that is. Select that folder during the scan.
- For the X and Y parameters click and...
- Select the plugin parameters to be controlled by these knobs. The items that show in the list are targets published by the VST plugin.
Optional - If you want to link these controls to a MIDI controller then...
- From the Remote MIDI Control preferences make sure your MIDI controller is ON in the MIDI Inputs/Outputs section.
- Open the MIDI Mapping Editor so we can link Deckadance targets to the controller.
- Scroll down the list of Deckadance parameters and select the VST Parameter X Slot Y section (where X = the parameter knob 1 or 2 and Y = the deck).
- Optional - Modify the link relationship with this menu. For example 'encoders' can be used with the option of the same name.
- Select Learn. The target to be linked will turn green.
- Move/tweak the hardware control you want to use and the link is made.
Repeat steps 7 to 10 for any other parameters you want to control.